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CHAPTER IV.—(Written by his Widow.)

From after his Marriage till his first Dangerous

Illness . . . . . . . 50-56

Circumstances of his Conversion . . . 57—67

He desires to enter the Ministry; Difficulties : 6772

He at length succeeds ; his labours therein . 72, 73

His last Sickness, and various circumstances during

that period . . . . . . 73–97

Remark, by Mr. Grinfield . . . . . 98

“Epitaph on an unnamed Saint,” written by his

Father-in-Law . . . . . 98, 99

CHAPTER V.-- LETTERS TO VARIOUS Friends.

1. To a Nephew, then only seven years of age, on the

Power of Early Habits . . . . . 100

2. To the Rev. Walker Gray, an intimate College

Friend, on occasion of the great change in his

Views and Feelings . . . . . 103

3. To a Friend : Desire to be personally useful to him 104

4. To the same : on practical Atheism . . . 105

5. To the same : Acknowledgment of the kindness of

God towards him in the circumstances of his re-

cent illness . . . . . . . 106

6. To the same: Faith in the Divine guidance . . 106

7. To his Wife: One thing needful .

107

8. To the same: on one of the children being taken

108

9. To a Nephew : on a young man's choosing his future

course in life . . . . . . 109

10. To Mrs. R.: The view of the irreligious world a

motive to gratitude and zeal . . . . 112

11. To a Friend : The will of God seen in disappoint-

ments . . . . . . . . 113

12. To Mrs. R. : Difficulty of preserving gentleness in

religious controversy . . . . . 113

13. To his Wife : Faith in the presence and power of

God . . . . . . . 114

14. To a Friend : On the death of his Sister . . 115

15. To a Relative : On the same occasion. . . 116

16. To the same: Riches and Poverty . . . 116

17. To a Friend : On the Doctrine of a particular

Providence . . . . . . . 117

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18. To the same : On his Ministerial Labours . .. 118

19. To Mrs. R.: on living on the Promises

119

20. To a Friend: the perfectness of Heavenly Com-

munion . . . . . . . .

21. To another Friend ; on reading the Scriptures

with appropriating Faith. . . . . 121

22. To the same: Comfort under continued Affliction 122

23. To the same : on trusting God wholly . . 124

24. To the same : Earnestness in Religion . . 125

25. To his Father-in-law: Anniversary of his recovery

from dangerous illness . . . . . 126

26 To a former Pupil : written at the beginning of his

last Illness . . . . . . . 128

27. To a Friend : his Peacefulness of Mind . . 129

28. To one of his Nephews : on Self-knowledge and

Self-government . . . . . . 130

29. To his Mother-in-law : on the “ desire to depart” 132

30. To the same: Reasons for wishing to live . .

31. To the same : Resignation to the Divine Will 133

CHAPTER VI. CONCLUDING Norices and RefLECTIONS.

1. On the Total Alienation of the Natural Heart from

God . . . . . . . . 135

2. Need of a Sense of Mercy through Christ

3. The Sovereign Power of the Holy Spirit . . 141

4. Alacrity of Mind in serving God. .

143

5. Hints to animate Parental Hopes, and to moderate

Parental Anxieties . . . . . . 145

6. Benefit of Early and Sound Scriptural Education 147

7. Folly of envying Affluence or Eminent Talents : 148

8. Advantages possessed by the Youngest in a Family 149

9. Faulty Shades of Character. :

. . 151

10. The mysterious Wisdom of God in the early removal

of his Servants . . . . . 154

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